The Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology practice pathway specialises in the field of radiotherapeutic practice. Many of the options develop competencies for advanced practice such as in the palliative care and breast localisation modules. The programme is designed to enhance your current knowledge and understanding and give you opportunities to challenge and critically evaluate your professional practice.
Additionally, this programme aims to enable students to:
The MSc Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences – Advanced Radiotherapy and Oncology Practice programme is endorsed by the College of Radiographers.
The course is suitable for radiographers and health care professionals who want to specialise in this area and are interested in advancing their existing skills or acquiring new ones. It is designed to meet your needs whether you are in full or part-time employment.
The course is flexible and modular allowing you to create a programme of study to meet your personal development and career aspirations. To attain a Master’s award you need to complete 180 credits. There are also interim awards available:
• Postgraduate certificate (PgC) (60 credits)
• Postgraduate diploma (PgD) (120 credits)
The rate and pace of study are up to you. You have up to 6 years to complete your master’s course.
The Master’s degree consists of three elements to include: core, research and optional modules (optional modules may comprise additional core modules or interprofessional modules). Please see the attached course notes for examples of programmes of study, alternatively contact Louise Smith to discuss in more depth.
The modules can be studied in any order provided prerequisites are met for the module requirements, however, Research investigation is normally the last module you study.
The programme allows students to specialise in particular areas of clinical practice or interest. Also, the profession specific modules can be combined with other modules such as management to address management and professional needs.
There are two modes of application:
On your application form you will need to indicate which module/s you intend to study in your first year. Then each academic year you will need to select subsequent modules that you plan to study by visiting this portal.
For NHS employees, the University works with NHS trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) across the East of England under the recently configured Sustainability and Transformation Plans and their Local Workforce Advisory Boards’ transformational frameworks. It is therefore worth checking with the CPD lead for your Trust as part or all of your fees may be covered.
You will need to be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) (or equivalent professional registration).
The normal entry requirements for the programme are:
An honours degree in Radiography and normally be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council or have acceptable qualifications in a related health profession.
Candidates will normally have some relevant clinical practice experience subsequent to qualification.
Where appropriate, candidates require employment in, or access to an appropriate clinical site whilst enrolled on the programme. Students are responsible for securing an appropriate clinical placement.